Inmates at Guantanamo Bay are hunger striking in an attempt to make their suffering visible while children at a camp in Florida are using the fantasy of hunger as entertainment.Read More
The right to erect a monument, for any cause, is an opportunity. It’s a chance to lend dignity and consequence to a public space. A monument is also an aesthetic opportunity. It doesn’t have to be beautiful, but a successful monument makes it hard to imagine its setting without it. The American Atheists monument fails on both counts.
The Republican Jewish Committee’s push for the Jewish vote.Read More
Half the fight against bigotry might just lie in showing up. When Abraham Hassan stood up at Thursday night’s CNN debate, he introduced himself as a Palestinian-American and a Republican.
Plainly, that’s not what I expected to hear.Read More
Though Gingrich got clobbered in today’s Florida primary, his echoing of the US Bishops’ war on religion talking point is likely to make it all the way to the 2012 election.Read More
It may all come down to who actually makes it to the voting booth.Read More
Is a black person’s life worth anything in America? Not as long as America remains “Exceptional.”Read More
Budget cuts, the Tea Party, and the Bible.Read More
Jacksonville’s recent mayoral election provides a perfect opportunity to explore the coded racism in tea party rhetoric.Read More
Civil liberties groups warn law would lead to lawsuit.Read More